Report: Shooting breaks out at Estonian ministry

By REUTERS
August 11, 2011 17:23

 
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STOCKHOLM - Shots were fired in Estonia's Defense Ministry on Thursday and police have surrounded the building, Estonian media reports said.

News portal Delfi said two shots had been fired and that a man had taken two people hostage in the building.

A Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed an incident was underway, but could give no clear details.

"There is an on-going incident involving an armed person ... Probably some shots were fired. It is not clear exactly," the spokesman said.

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